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Brailsford, Longford and Hulland Ward youngsters learn cycle safety from their local police

Posted on 15th August 2017

Youngsters from schools in Brailsford, Longford and Hulland Ward have been taking part in cycling proficiency lessons with their local policing team to help keep them safe.

Officers from the Hulland and Brailsford Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team have been holding a number of sessions for pupils at primary schools in Brailsford, Longford and Hulland Ward.

The sessions, which took place during July, were centred around observation and control, included an introduction to the Highway Code, and information on the importance of cycle maintenance, hazard awareness and protective safety gear.

The youngsters’ bikes are given a safety check and they practised their riding skills in the school playground, before being taken to the roads to put their new found knowledge to the test.

PCSO David Seabridge has been helping deliver the sessions alongside his colleagues. He said: "Cycling is something that is very popular with youngsters and many will be using their bikes much more during school summer holidays. That’s why it’s highly important they learn how to stay safe.

“We were pleased to be able to help local youngsters develop their skills and confidence, which we hope they will put to use when out and about.”

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